Whether you call them 55 plus, adult, retirement, senior - there are many age restricted communities in Arizona. Some are golf course lot homes, are in gated communities, and/or have extraordinary adult recreation centers and include lush common areas and lakes. They all have one thing in common. They have guidelines about the age of the residence. Use a buyer real estate agent who is familiar with adult communities in Arizona to assist you in finding one with the right amenities for your lifestyle and to provide you with the community guidelines. (A buyer's agent in Arizona is compensated by the seller and costs you, the buyer, nothing.)
The obvious advantage to choosing a retirement community is living in a neighborhood of residents with similar interests and lifestyles to yours. There are others things, though, that stand out in these communities such as most are well kept with residents displaying a sense of pride in their homes and yards. Also, it is common for many homeowners to leave in the summer so there will be vacant home watch systems in place.
Retirement communities are often pristine neighborhoods away from city congestion. In many the quiet streets make the use of a golf cart for local trips the norm.
Retiring in the lower elevation areas of Arizona including metro Phoenix which experiences on the average 310 days of sunshine a year is a dream for many adults.
For more information on active adult living in Arizona use these links
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